Harrison Ford nearly crashes his plane into a passenger airplane
Ford’s plane passed over the top of an American Airlines Boeing 737, nearly hitting the larger aircraft. Ford can be heard on air traffic control recordings asking: “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA — U.S. aviation officials are investigating an incident in which a private plane belonging to actor Harrison Ford almost collided with a Boeing 737.
According to NBC news, 74-year-old Ford, an experienced pilot, was seeking clearance to land at Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport on Monday, when he was instructed to direct his Aviat Husky A-1C to Runway 20. Meanwhile, 110 passengers and a six-person crew aboard American Airlines flight 1546 to Dallas were waiting for Ford’s private plane to land before taking off.
Despite instructions from air traffic control, Ford somehow went the wrong way and landed on the taxiway, which is parallel to Runway 20.
Right before he landed, Ford’s plane passed over the top of the American Airlines Boeing 737, nearly hitting the larger aircraft. Ford can be heard on air traffic control recordings asking: “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
After the incident, the American Airlines jet was able to depart for Dallas.
In 2015, Ford suffered head injuries and a broken arm when he was forced to crash land his vintage plane on a golf course in California after its engine failed.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into Ford’s latest mid-air mishap, which could result in anything from a warning letter for the Indiana Jones star to losing his licence to fly.
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